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Today's News

  • Demons look to get second win over Raiders

    An improvement in the past week for the Demons has been the play of junior forward Colton Simpson.

    “Colton was much better,” Sigmon said. “However, he needs to block out more and want the ball. He seems to stop posting after one time. Colton must demand the ball at all times and we need to get it to him.”

    The Demons will get an opportunity to defeat Trimble County for the second time when they head to Bedford Feb. 5. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Demons to bid farewell to three seniors

    When players start their first year on a team, they don’t think about their last game, but for three Williamstown seniors, they will bid a partial farewell Feb. 4 on Senior Night against Bellevue.

    Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit will be honored in pre-game ceremonies with their families.

    For the three seniors it is going to be a lot of intense feelings.

  • Double Dose: Hearn sisters on, off court

    Lady Braves sophomore forward Billie Hearn’s hand was trembling as she walked out of the locker room after defeating Lloyd Memorial 50-42 Jan. 29, setting a new career high with 32 points.

    “It felt really good,” she said after game. “We played good as sisters and the team and executed well.”

    Following the game, jumped into Hearn the arms of freshman Emmalie Hankinson and greeted everyone that was near the locker room. Her previous career high was 26 points against Williamstown Dec. 17.

  • Haynes wins GCHS’ first wrestling state title

    Grant County High School can now claim they have a wrestling state title.

    Freshman Tommy Haynes won the 112 lb. weight division in the Kentucky Junior Varsity State Championships Jan. 29 at Moore High School in Louisville.

  • News staff wins state press awards

    The Grant County News captured seven awards during a meeting last week of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor, Bryan Marshall, staff writer and Linda Lawrence, editorial assistant for the Grant County News, all received recognition.

    Lawrence won three awards including a first place for photography, a third place for feature writing and an honorable mention for column writing.

  • CORRECTION

    The phone number for the Grant County Neighborhood Center listed in the heating assistance story in the Jan. 27 issue of The Grant County News should have been 859-824-4768.

    The News apologizes for the error. To report an error call Jamie at 859-824-3343.

  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.

    Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.

  • Kiwanis Auction is Feb. 4, 5

    The annual Kiwanis Auction begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. The first item will be sold at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

    The auction can be viewed live at the Williamstown City Building or on Williamstown Cable Channel 16 or Insight Channel 21 or as a Web cast at www.heloit.com/live-video/.

    There will also be many last minute items featured in a silent auction in the hallway of the city building.

    Call 823-5421 to register for a bid number until 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. After 4 p.m. call 859-866-3109 to register. Call 859-824-3633 to place a bid.

  • 100 days and counting

    Williamstown Independent Schools celebrated their 100th day of school Jan. 28.

    Isabelle Bush places a Hershey Kisses Candy on a number chart after searching her teacher Heather Kightlinger’s classroom. The students had to search and place 100 of the Kisses on the chart.

    Grant County Schools will celebrate their 100th day Feb. 2. Check out next week’s Grant County News for pictures from Mason-Corinth Elementary, Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary and Sherman Elementary schools.

  • DRY RIDGE POST OFFICE OPENING DELAYED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    The opening of the new Dry Ridge Post Office has been delayed because of issues surrounding recent inclement weather.

    The public will be notified when the $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 will be open.

    It will replace the current 1,500 square feet of leased space in the Dry Ridge City Building at 31 Broadway.

    The post office has been at its current location for nearly four decades. It was built in 1971, along with the city building under Mayor Howard O’Banion.